Reading Level: Adult
Size: 82 pages
Release Date: June 3, 2014
Stand Alone or Series: 4.8th book in the Iron Seas series
Rating: 4/5 stars
This is the fourth book in the Iron Seas series that was released in eight part installments, this is the eighth and final installment in this series.
Zenobia and Ariq arrive in Krakentown with their enemy hot on their heels. They must take whatever help they can get to defend Krakentown, even if it means they must put the horribly destructive machine of Ariq’s to use.
This was a well done conclusion to this book. The Kraken King joins forces with Archimedes Fox and the Lady Corsair and rushes back to Krakentown to defend his people. The final battle commences between those who would steal the giant war machine from Ariq and those who would defend Krakentown.
The whole novella was all very well done. There is a lot of intrigue and fighting. I really enjoyed getting to finally see the giant war machine. There really aren’t any steamy scenes between Zenobia and Ariq, which was a bit disappointing. However the reason for this was even more disappointing and odd…apparently Zenobia was on her period. Uh…okay. There is still a lot of touching romance between the two.
Both Zenobia and Ariq have grown and changed a lot throughout the book. I enjoyed them both a lot as characters. They are both caring and determined individuals and they are stronger when they are together than when they are apart.
I enjoyed how things wrapped up and thought the final solution was very creative. The giant war machine really added a wonderful steampunk feel to this book as well, I just loved it.
Overall a very well done conclusion to this The Kraken King series of novellas. This was also a well done continuation of The Iron Seas series. While I really enjoyed the The Kraken King overall, I was not a fan of the installment format. If Brook releases the next Iron Seas novel in installments I will definitely wait until the full book release to read it. This whole series is highly recommend to those who love steampunk adventure and don’t mind some romance in it as well.